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A Seedy Place!


The sunflowers are ripe and going to seed. I’m not sure what this bee is collecting, but it is not the only creature interested in the harvest.

Chester the chickadee has found a sunflower that has lost its petals and is well into seed production.

“Whoah!” he says, “This will require some acrobatics.”

“But, oh … those seeds are so good. And this flower is loaded!”

“Hey, Charlie! Come over here! I’ve found a goldmine.”


“Now, where was I? Oh yeah, I was getting right in there for the best of those seeds.”

Charlie and Chester are flying around

Looking for places where seeds might abound.

Chester finds sunflowers full of ripe seeds.

Says to himself, “These will fill all my needs.”


“Charlie, come over,” he calls to his friend,

“Seeds are so heavy, the flower does bend.”

Chickadee brothers fill up on their snack,

Flittering down from the fir trees and back.


And if a seed needs some coaxing to split,

Wedge it in bark and then hammer on it.

When it pops open, the flavour is fine,

Lovely to see how the chickadees dine.


Author: wordsfromanneli

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34 thoughts on “A Seedy Place!

  1. This is so wonderful, Anneli! Great photos and a perfect rhyme. ☺️

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  2. Sunflower festivals have begun, and your garden is a perfect example of the joy sunflowers share in nature. Your “Seedy Place” poem with Chickadee Charlie is pure delight. Sunflowers and smiles to you Anneli, thank you for the pleasure you create.

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  3. That’s such a cute poem, and your photos are lovely! I like watching birds; could do it for hours.

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  4. Sweet! I love the chickadees. Beautiful photos, Anneli!

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  5. What a beautiful sunflower, good dining for the birds. I like the poem too!

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  6. Very delightful poem, Anneli. Great photos!

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  7. Great pun on “seedy”! 🙂

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  8. That was fun. Just leave enough seeds to grow new sunflowers!

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  9. Lovely photos and poem, Anneli!

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  10. Those pictures you took are so perfect and lovely and so is the little poem.

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  11. A feast is right! Love the photos, Anneli, and the poem is perfectly cute.

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  12. It’s really wonderful to plant sunflowers for the birds and animals. I hadn’t thought of that angle before. Very sweet post, Anneli!

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  13. I wonder what it is like to eat a meal while hanging upside down like that…

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